The Dakota Chamber Orchestra at Black Hills State University will present a spring concert, “Folk Songs and Dances Around the World,” Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall on the BHSU campus.

The concert, directed by Dr. Randall Royer, BHSU professor of music, will feature music from Mozart, Bartok, Dello Joio, Svendsen, Greig, among others and folk songs and dances from England, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden.


The concert is free although donations will be welcome. Donations will go to the BHSU Friends of Music and help support music scholarships for BHSU students.


Other upcoming BHSU music events include:


First Fridays, Friday, April 5 – 9:30 a.m.

Join us in Clare and Josef Meier Hall 128 for a sneak-peek at Dr. Symeon Waseen's upcoming performance.  Dr. Waseen will discuss his repertoire selections and his own compositions. Refreshments will be served.

Community Choir, Tuesday, April 9 – 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this evening of choral music, performed by the Spearfish Community Choir and directed by Dr. Jonathan Nero. The concert will be held in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall.


Dr. Symeon Waseen’s Faculty Recital, Thursday, April 11 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a faculty piano/composition recital given by Dr. Symeon Waseen in Clare and Josef Meier Hall.  Dr. Waseen will perform Bartok’s Piano Sonata and Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op.81a.  His own works will include the South Dakota Music Teachers Association (SDMTA) commissioned song cycle Five Moments with poetry by Black Hills poet David Cremean and Rondo for solo piano.

BHSU Band Concert, Monday, April 15 – 7:30 p.m.

The BHSU band, under the direction of Christopher Hahn, will perform a variety of traditional and non-traditional pieces in Clare and Josef Meier Hall.


BHSU Jazz Ensemble Concert, Thursday, April 18 – 7:30 p.m.

A variety of jazz styles will be performed during the BHSU Jazz Ensemble concert, conducted by
Dr. Randall Royer, in Clare and Josef Meier Hall.


All performances are open to the public at no charge; scholarship donations are welcome. These programs are sponsored by the BHSU Music Department. To learn more about music at BHSU visit www.BHSU.edu/Music.